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Bills fans predict the 2014 schedule

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Using data from the Bills Schedule Challenge, this is what the Bills schedule would look like if it were picked by fans.


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With approximately 10,000 entries to the Bills Schedule Challenge, there's a pretty good sample of data available to see just how fans think the 2014 schedule will come together.

The NFL has yet to announce when the 2014 schedule will officially be made public. But if you'd like to be among the first to know, be sure to sign up for email updates and download the Bills Mobile app (turn notifications on for news alerts).

Using the fan entries as a guide, here's a version of what could be ahead this fall:

Bills fans predict a three-game homestand to start the year, with Buffalo welcoming the New York Jets for the season-opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This version of the schedule is home-heavy to start, with the Bills hosting in five of their first seven games of the year.

For comparison sake, Buffalo natives Patrick Kane and Chad Michael Murray both think the Bills will open on the road, while Pat Kaleta picked a home-opener against the Patriots.

The home-friendly start of the fan schedule is balanced from the midway point of the season on, as Buffalo would play just three games at the Ralph after Week 8 if this schedule were to pan out.

It's worth noting that fans selected the Green Bay (Week 6) and Cleveland (Week 8) games - both at home - around a Week 7 bye, followed by a trio of road games at Denver (Week 9), Chicago (Week 10), and New York (Week 11).

In Week 13, fans predicted Buffalo to visit Detroit for a matchup with the Lions that could be on Thanksgiving Day.

SEE ALSO: History of Bills games on Thanksgiving

The Bills round out this fan-generated schedule with a pair of road games bunched between contests at home. Buffalo would host the Vikings in Week 14 before concluding its regular-season travel slate with games against the Texans and Patriots to follow. Having travelled to Miami earlier in the season (Week 5), the Bills would wrap up the season at home against the Dolphins in Week 17.

Curious to see what the official schedule will look like? Sign up for email updates, download the Bills Mobile app and stay tuned to buffalobills.com.